Anzac Day atGreater Metroplolitan Cemeteries Trust (Victoria) cemeteries and memorial parks was a chance to honour the thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who served and died during World War I, and all others past and present who have served their country. An initiative of Friends of Williamstown Cemetery saw flags placed at hundreds of graves of local service men and women.
Staff at Werribee Cemetery have cancelled planned strike action for this Friday,
The protected strike action, which would have seen about 90 grave diggers and other staff from cemeteries run by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) walk off the job tomorrow, was cancelled today after cemetery management and the Australian Workers Union came to an in principle agreement on EBA negotiations.
GMCT landscape architect Hamish Coates is drawing on his passion for art and sustainability as he designs memorial parks for Melbourne’s fast-growing urban sprawl, including GMCT’s future 130-hectare cemetery at Harkness in the city’s west – set to be Victoria’s biggest new cemetery in more than 100 years.
The ABC's AM program asks "Would you have coffee in a cemetery or take your kids to play near a family member's final resting place?" After all, it was a popular pursuit during the Victorian era and some people are trying to revive the practice.
The GMCT deceased search and GIS mapping system includes interment and cremation records for all Greater Metroplolitan Cemeteries Trust (Victoria) cemeteries and memorial parks, with the exception of Northcote Cemetery. Searches can be conducted using a combination of first name, surname and cemetery.
Deb Ganderton has been named the new CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Her appointment was announced today by the Chair of GMCT, Geoff Mabbett.
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust in Melbourne, Victoria, is looking for people to participate in an online Community Voice Panel.
The March 2017 newsletter from the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Victoria) can be read online here. The GMCT (Vic) news & events website is here.
Here's a few highlights from Melbourne's Greater Metroplolitan Cemeteries Trust news site:
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust June 2017 newsletter "Connections" can be viewed online here. or visit their website.
Watch the highlights of GMCT’s recent annual meeting, which included a guest presentation from ‘deathwalker’ and celebrant Zenith Virago.
An art deco mural by acclaimed twentieth century artist Christian Waller has been loaned by GMCT for inclusion in a new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.
GMCT’s cemeteries and memorial parks are special places that can be embraced as part of everyday life. Our staff have recommended some of their favourite locations at our parks to visit during the summer months - whether for leisure, remembrance or reflection:
The General Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust recently hosted 50 international visitors this month as part of the Asia Cemetery Funeral Expo and Conference tour.
To celebrate Parks Week 2019, General Metropolitant Cemeteries Trust CEO Jacqui Weatherill is encouraging Melbournians to visit “Melbourne’s forgotten parks” – cemeteries.
Each year Melbourne's (VIC) Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) helps more than 12,500 families – of all cultures and faiths – plan and prepare for funeral, cremation, interment and memorial services. Its community advisory committee is currently looking for new volunteers from a range of religious, cultural and social backgrounds.
Victoria's Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust was recently announced as an implementation partner for the ambitious Living Melbourne strategy developed with Resilient Melbourne and the Nature Conservancy for a greener, more liveable Melbourne.
Jacqui Weatherill has resigned as CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust effective from 28 June to take up the CEO role at Stonnington City Council in Melbourne’s inner south east.
The General Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Melbourne, Vic, AU) announced it will be reinstating approximately 300 headstones to their original sites at Coburg Cemetery as part of a project to preserve the legacy of those interred at the historic cemetery.
A senior figure in Melbourne’s business community has commenced as Chair of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT).
Michael Doery, a long-term partner at KPMG and more recently CEO of the listed telecommunications and infrastructure provider, Service Stream Limited and managing director and CEO of Australian technology company, Viatek started at GMCT this month.
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